Paideia Academy

10825 Yarnell Road,
Knoxville, TN, 37932
Tel: (865)670-0440
Grades: PK - 12 | 149 students
Is your child being challenged to love God and love learning? 
Paideia Academy's classical & Christ-centered approach to education addresses the heart and soul of a student as well as the mind.
 The emphasis at Paideia Academy is on teaching your student how to think and learn along with a clear understanding that all truth is God’s truth.  We are a college-preparatory liberal arts school with high academic standards, challenging coursework, and a low student/teacher classroom ratio.
These factors combine with high expectations to provide a strong learning environment for our students.
 Paideia Academy strives for academic excellence while nurturing the whole child and provides your student with an engaging atmosphere in which to think, study, achieve, and serve.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported No programs
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Paideia Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,200
Tuition Notes 2013-14 Tuition: $6,200 K-3; $6,800 4-6; $7,100 7-11
Admissions Director NA
Admissions Associate NA


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, TennisBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club Chess Club,

School Notes:

    • Classical, Christ-centered, and Family-focused
    • Pre-K program
    • Grades K-3 follow university schedule - at school on M-W-F and at home on Tu-Th
    • Grades 4 and up on traditional 5-day schedule
    • Small school, small class sizes, and active parent involvement provide a nurturing school culture
    • Fine arts classes weekly (optional private music lessons also available on campus)
    • Upper School features Hall Model, Socratic Method Humanities Classes, and Harkness approach to study of Great Books
    • Graduating first class in 2015
    • New facililties with ongoing development
    • Homeschool Umbrella available

    Profile last updated: 11/18/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Webb School Of Knoxville (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Episcopal School Of Knoxville (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grace Covenant Baptist Academy (1.5 miles away)
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  • Knoxville Episcopal School Of Knoxville
    950 Episcopal School Way
    Knoxville , TN , 37932
    1.1  mi  |  319  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Knoxville
    Grace Covenant Baptist Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    9956 Dutchtown Rd
    Knoxville , TN , 37923
    Alternative School (Christian)
    1.5  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Knoxville
    Webb School Of Knoxville
    9800 Webb School Ln
    Knoxville , TN , 37923
    1.9  mi  |  1051  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Knoxville
    Knoxville Christian School
    (Church of Christ)
    11549 Snyder Rd
    Knoxville , TN , 37932
    (Church of Christ)
    2  mi  |  150  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Knoxville
    Christian Academy Of Knoxville
    529 Academy Way
    Knoxville , TN , 37923
    2.7  mi  |  1141  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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